Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Matrioschkas, evil rabbits, and Mind Control Mushrooms Muhahahaha

Fire GOOD!!! is participating in two new hunts in September...

The International Affair Hunt September 1 - 30
The International Affair hunt begins September 1st.  For this hunt, each designer chose a country.   I chose Ukraine, and my prize is inspired by a favorite souvenir from my visit to Ukraine many years ago, Matrioschka - Nesting Dolls, with a Fire GOOD!!! twist of Course.

I like the theme for this hunt, also Mikayla Ares did a great job organizing it - for each shop, in addition to the prize, when you find the hunt object you also can collect stamps from each of the stores.  Here's an example of mine:

Find the postage stamp in the Fire GOOD!!! main store for this fun little nesting doll that launches a variety of colorful, flaming nesting dolls in mouse view.
For more information on this hunt and the internationally inspired prizes see the official hunt blog here.

To find this prize, go to the Fire GOOD!!! main store and look for a little postage stamp with the Fire GOOD!!! logo.  Hint: flowers flowers everywhere!!!

The Mad Mushroom Hunt September 1 - 30
Another find hunt from the folks at Mad Pea Productions.  This hunt is special - 100 locations, 100 mushrooms, 100 prizes and 100L$ for everyone to complete the hunt!

I made something extra silly for this hunt.
Find the squishy mad mushroom in the Fire GOOD!!! main store for this prize.  Hint: eek nerdy spiders!
Wear these mad mouth mushrooms and do silly things with chat commands.  This is especially fun in a group. Everyone within chat range who wears the mouth mushrooms will do silly stuff when you say the magic words...

Here are some action shots from mad mind control mouth mushroom testing  that happened at Catalina Mistwallow's rez day party.

The party got off to a slow start...
The rabbits took over with their evil powers of rabbit hypnotism.
PT, especially sensitive to the suggestions of evil rabbits had a super strange dream.
We decided to munch on some mad mouth mushrooms... and suddenly lost gravity.
Strangely we all started dancing...

Then we died...

Then we poofed!


Friday, August 27, 2010

I Scream You Scream We all Launch Our Ice Cream!

Ice Cream is so YUM! Fortunately in SL we don't pile on calories when we enjoy ice cream.  With this Launcher, you can totally enjoy ice cream calorie FREE and share it with your friends!  This tray of yummy ice cream cones turns into a rapid ice cream distribution system in mouse view.

The Letter of the Week is "I" come pick up the Ice Cream Cone Launcher at the Fire GOOD!!! Main Store this week only for 50L.

To see the list of other stores grid wide who are participating in the Letter of the Week sales promotion, check out this link


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Good things can happen in Second Life

Today,  I just wanted to share something GOOD that happened in Second Life recently.

Earlier this summer, as I mentioned in my June 30th post, the Operation Squeegee event was held in July.  From a casual plurk observation, to discussion, to idea, to full blown charity event, this initiative unfolded in such an amazing way.  Whenever I reflect on this experience I am so proud of how quickly and the vision was clarified, and all of the volunteers came together along with all of the generous donations making this charity event such a wild success.  

The leadership, follow through, and transparency of the catalyst and founder for the event, Further Monday, was commendable.  Not only did she set up a separate account for isolating the charitable transactions, but she continued to update the group and blog on the handling of financial aspects of the donation to the National Wildlife Federation.  We were excited to see the amount that the charity event raised in Second Life just over 1 million twenty thousand lindens, translating into USD 3,700 donated to the charity.

Last night, Further Monday, "plurked" this photo of the letter of receipt from the National Wildlife Federation. I was so proud to see this and so happy to see how the funds are intended to be applied to the cause.

Congratulations and Thank You to all of the volunteers and donors who came together to make this event such a success.  
Letter of Receipt from NWF

Thanks Further for stepping up to inspire us all to do something rather than just sit around and complain about things we can't control.  What a refreshing experience.  Good things can happen in Second Life.

Monday, August 23, 2010

A little toast for Beatnik Ghost

Today I had to make a launcher, it was bugging me all day, this image in my head...of

f l a m i n g   t o a s t 

I must give credit to Beatnik Ghost - my plurky friend for this idea.   Here's the inspirational plurk.
So i read this and my first thought was, "IS the toast still on fire???? and you are plurking???" but apparently she had it under control.

Sometimes serving toast isn't as easy as you may think.

Here's the resulting goofy launcher...
It is out at my shop in the food fight section...
Thanks Beatnik for the Inspiration.


Friday, August 20, 2010

Are pianos aerodynamic?

I tried to learn how to play piano a while back... I never progressed beyond the kindergarten book, my most accomplished song is "Old Woman" hahaha.   I am gonna stick to launching these things.

Pianos are probably not aerodynamic but that doesn't matter in Second Life.  You can still launch pianos as good as anything.  There is nothing as satisfying as watching a baby grand piano fly across your sim.

Try it for your self and see just how satisfying it is to launch these awesome piano projectiles!

The Piano Launcher is the LOW Sale Item for the week at the Fire GOOD!!! Main Store.

See the Letter of the Week sales blog for more vendors participating in the LOW sale this week.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Launcher of DOOM and some other stuff

Fire GOOD!!! is participating in a new hunt - the Hollywood Walk of Fame Hunt August 14th - 29th.  In this hunt we were challenged to design a prize inspired by a star that we selected from the stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  I chose Harrison Ford.  The prize is a fun toy inspired by a few of my favorite Harrison Ford movies, the Indiana Jones series.

Presenting the LAUNCHER OF DOOM
A cool indy like whip launches a variety of movie props and DOOM in mouse view.
Find the gold star in the Fire GOOD!!! main store for this prize.  The hint:  "look up there for fire you can wear."

The Letter of the Week is "Y" Fire GOOD!!! is offering a new IRIS Particle Effect in Yellow for the LOW Sale item at the Fire GOOD!!! Main store.

I love this effect, it is so dramatic - you can try the demo for yourself at the main store - so fun!


Saturday, August 7, 2010

If Life gives you Lemons...LAUNCH THEM!!!

Life gave me lemons this weekend.  I have a cold and it sucks.   The good thing about lemons is vitamin C.  The good thing about lemons in SL is - they are incredibly "launchable."

So...when life gives you lemons - launch them!

The Tropicana Hunt starts today, find the little clam thingy for the prize!
  Hint..."these flowers are amazing!"

Available now at the Fire GOOD!!! Main store.

Have Fun!